The Global Jazz Collect is lead by the UF Director of Jazz Studies Scott Wilson and Latin Grammy Award winner and UF head of Music Business and Entrepreneurship, Jose Valentino. This electrifying group showcases funk and bepop music in a high energy multicultural musical setting.
Scott Wilson is the Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Florida. Wilson has served as Musical Director for Universal Studios Japan, principle staff composer for Grand Link World in Qingdao, China and has been a featured jazz trumpet soloist for Tokyo Disney Sea. Wilson's jazz textbooks, the Ultimate Jazz Tool Kit and Ultimate Music Workbook, are available through Kendall Hunt Publishing and accompanied by 35 jazz instructional videos that cover topics ranging from jazz theory to song writing. Wilson's published online jazz education platforms include Jazz Fundamentals 1, Jazz Fundamentals 2, Jazz Aural Skills and Jazz History. Wilson has served as an Artistic Director for Caleb Chapman's Super Band in Utah (multiple Downbeat winners) and now serves as Artistic Director for the LakeShore Music jazz series at the Tempe Center for the Arts in Arizona. As a producer, Wilson co-produced the "Earth Wind and Fire Tribute" album for the Sheldon Reynolds Project in Los Angeles. Before arriving at the University of Florida, Wilson held the position of Director of Jazz Studies at Snow College in Utah, where he hosted four Juilliard Jazz Summer Workshops. In 2010 Wilson was selected to host the Gordon Goodwin Big Phat Camp at the University of Florida and this event culminated with a concert featuring the Gordon Goodwin Big Phat Band. Wilson received a Master Degree in Jazz Studies and a Master Degree in Music Education from the University of North Texas. At the University of North Texas he taught courses in Jazz Theory and performed in the One O'Clock Lab Band and served as Adjunct Faculty. Scott Wilson has performed and/or worked with numerous jazz artists including Benny Green, Wayne Bergeron, Stevie Wonder, Jeff Coffin, Rashawn Ross, Conrad Herwig, Wycliffe Gordon, Shelly Berg, Roger Ingram, Steve Smith, Denis DeBlasio, Greg Bissonette, Brian Bromberg, John Beasley, Eric Miyashiro, Claudio Roditi, Sam Rivers, Terrell Stafford, Carl Allen, Peter Erskine, Eric Marienthal, Bobby Shew, Slide Hampton, Dick Oats, Brandon Fields, Lew Soloff, Ron Blake, Ben Wolfe, Terreon Gully, Geoffrey Keezer, Jeremy Pelt, John Pizzarelli, Chris Slade, Ed Shaughnessy, Robby Ameen, Alex Acuna, Dan Haerle, Neil Slater, Corey Christiansen, Ted Rosenthal and Fred Hamilton.
As the Head of Music Business & Entrepreneurship at The University of Florida, Dr. José Valentino is regarded as one of the most groundbreaking artist-performers and music producers of his generation. He is an EMMY® Award Winner, a participating audio engineer and musician for a Latin GRAMMY® Award Winning album, a multiple Latin GRAMMY® Nominee for Best Jazz Album and Instrumental Album categories, the record holder with 51 DownBeat® Student Music Awards [highest award for jazz education], a Global Music® Award Winner, and a Parents' Choice® Award Winner. Dr. Valentino performs and gives workshops on music entrepreneurship and commercial music internationally, is a prolific music producer with 60+ albums, a multi-award winning film composer for Hayden 5 and MVProds, has performed at Carnegie Hall, and is revered for his unequivocal mastery on the flute, saxophone, bass guitar, and Latin percussion in all genres of music. His greatest passion is cultivating the next generation of aspiring creative professionals!
VIP includes: 4 admission tickets, reserved table in a great location, first round of drinks, and table service for the evening.
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